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How will virtualisation evolution shape the future of data centres?

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Will the physical data centre become obsolete? Industry experts discuss how the growing spread of virtualisation will affect the traditional data centre
30 Oct 2014

Australian data retention laws to be used to combat download piracy

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Australian equivalent of Communications Data Bill will enable a wide range of agencies to access internet users' database, admits police chief
30 Oct 2014

Microsoft: Another 3,000 job losses as Satya Nadella continues restructuring

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Axe to fall mainly on back-office staff, including IT support
30 Oct 2014

Microsoft Azure platform 'much more evolved' than OpenStack says CTO Russinovich

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Supporting OpenStack 'makes no sense' for Microsoft at this point, says cloud chief
29 Oct 2014

GCHQ conducts mass surveillance without a warrant with help from NSA, government admits

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GCHQ doesn't bother with warrants, Investigatory Powers Tribunal or data protection laws, admits government in privacy court case
29 Oct 2014

Organisations unprepared for 'inevitable' cyber attacks, claims EY

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Despite awareness of rising security threats, most organisations still unprepared for cyber attacks
30 Oct 2014

Looking beyond Oracle: two high-end SQL databases you may never have heard of

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Harte-Hanks and Blue Yonder tell John Leonard why they selected Splice Machine and EXASolution over more established SQL databases from the majors
30 Oct 2014

HMRC to scrap Aspire outsourcing contract in 2017 – 25 per cent savings expected

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HMRC CIO Mark Dearnley to replace Aspire with multiple smaller contracts
29 Oct 2014

Capgemini revenues to drop by almost one-tenth when HMRC contract expires in 2017

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HMRC plan to scrap Aspire outsourcing contract in 2017 will force Capgemini's global revenues down by almost one-tenth - unless it wins the new deal
29 Oct 2014

BT expands 10Gbps Ethernet fibre network connections

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Manchester, Leeds and Slough sites aim to meet business connectivity and speed needs
29 Oct 2014
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HTML5 reaches 'recommendation' standard at W3C – after 10 years in sometimes fractious development

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Will HTML5 kill off Adobe Flash and Microsoft Silverlight as the standard finally reaches 'recommendation' status?
29 Oct 2014

How UKTV's Ben Hine is using cloud, mobile and BYOD to 'give employees more technology than anywhere else in television'

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UKTV's Ben Hine explains how a flexible working culture based on mobile and cloud technology is driving innovation at the popular TV company
29 Oct 2014

Microsoft reveals ramped-up security offerings for Windows 10 and Office 365 across multiple devices

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Company wishes to 'significantly improve system protection against modern threats' says Belfiore
28 Oct 2014

Universal Credit is 'completely unworkable, badly designed and already out of date', says jobcentre employee

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Whistleblower suggests that the IT behind flagship welfare system is already obsolete
28 Oct 2014

Government issues £300m IT services tender for education sector

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Providers are expected to be able to supply a range of delivery models, IT solutions and services
28 Oct 2014

McLaren Mercedes battles cyber attacks by nation states - and staff intent on using Dropbox

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McLaren Mercedes CIO Stuart Birrell describes how the organisation needs to protect itself from cyber attacks - and staff all too quick to share information online
27 Oct 2014

DDoS attacks increase almost four times in size and volume in just one year

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Akamai reports a 366 per cent increase in average peak packets per second as DDoS attacks boom in both number and potency
27 Oct 2014

Backbytes: Strict liability offences – they're grrrrrreat!

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Charges against bus driver accused of receiving 'extreme pornography' dropped when Crown Prosecution Service admitted the video was a fake
27 Oct 2014

Joe Belfiore and the 'house renovation project' that is Windows 10

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Computing sits down with the Microsoft vice president of PC, tablet and phone to go in-depth about Windows 10's promise for the enterprise
29 Oct 2014

‘With cloud computing, security becomes more of a concern,’ says UKTV director of technology

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But combining use of mobile, cloud based working with education about security threats makes for a much more innovative and creative working environment, Ben Hine tells Computing.
28 Oct 2014

Met Office forecasts £2bn benefits from new £97m Cray supercomputer

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Machine will be capable of more than 16,000 trillion calculations per second
28 Oct 2014

Hybrid cloud – the future is open source

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Open-source projects like OpenStack and Docker give enterprises a more affordable and flexible alternative to proprietary hybrid cloud services
28 Oct 2014

Oxford University's big data and Internet of Things project to 'create the NASA of biomedicine'

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Oxford University and the Chan Soon-Shiong Institute of Molecular Medicine creates project to harness big data to improve cancer treatment
27 Oct 2014

Former Dow Jones CIO Stephen Orban moves to Amazon Web Services

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Dow Jones runs all of its Asia traffic through AWS in project that was headed by Orban
27 Oct 2014

Taylor Wessing CIO Stuart Walters moves to rival Olswang

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Walters had been CIO at law firm Taylor Wessing for over three years and replaces Olswang IT director Clive Knott
27 Oct 2014

Russia and China to sign cyber-security treaty in November

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Cooperation agreement will enable the two countries to conduct 'joint cyber-security operations', according to Russian press reports
26 Oct 2014